Beth Goldberg is a Senior Fellow at the Yale Jackson School. She is the Head of Research & Development at Jigsaw, a Google unit that explores threats to open societies. She leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers who investigate online harms from disinformation to violent extremism. Beth works closely with academics, civil society, and technologists to advance applied research on how cognitive and behavioral interventions can mitigate harms online. Alongside anthropologists, she conducted a series of digital ethnographies of conspiracy theorists, harassers, Islamists, and former white supremacists to inform safer tech products and policies.
Prior to joining Jigsaw, she managed programs for the U.S. Department of State with Freedom House focusing on digital security, investigative journalism and information access in authoritarian regimes. She previously worked with Amnesty International and Namati to map human rights abuses and provide legal aid. She is a Fellow of the Zeit-Stiftung Program on Global Governance and a Senior Fellow with Humanity in Action. She serves under the auspices of the U.S. Committee on Science, Technology, and Law on a committee for evolving solutions to counter disinformation at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Beth graduated from Yale’s Jackson School with a MA in Global Affairs and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. Beth holds a BS in International Politics and Arabic from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.